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Electronic 'tattoos' to monitor vital signs

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posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 10:19 AM
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Electronic 'tattoos' to monitor vital signs


www.newscientist.com



The nifty "tattoo" is kept in place by the weak intermolecular forces that are at play whenever two surfaces come together. Because the circuit is soft and stretchy enough to conform to the skin's texture, the contact between the two surfaces is good enough to keep the device in place for several days
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(visit the link for the full news article)


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posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 10:19 AM
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Well, this certainly could bode both well and ill for many who may cross paths with this little device.

First, the good:

The applications for this technology are being focused on medical convenience; and it seems like it can be very convenient both for patients and caregivers...

Imagine waving a wand like reader over your medical tattoo and having a read out of you blood pressure, heartbeat, temperature, medication levels, and a plethora of other valuable information that used to involve you wearing dozens of tubes, electrodes, and being prodded and poked while restricted to a bed. It's a promising technology in that light.

But why stop there? This could be used to more easily monitor soldiers in the battlefield, astronauts in space. Law enforcement could apply these to suspects to determine if their blood alcohol level is too high, or the presence of unauthorized medications, or illicit narcotics.

But there's more! How about schools using it to better control the comings and goings of unauthorized people on the premises, or verifying identities for important tests?

Heck, there's a million things to which this could be applied.

... And now for what some will inevitably see as the bad:

Let's see... 4 words.... mark of the Beast.

More? OK .... privacy violations.

And what about the fact that is technology embeds metallic substances onto your skin which may prove to be somehow toxic?

All in all, technology moves forward... let's see where this goes, if anywhere at all.....

www.newscientist.com...
(visit the link for the full news article)

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posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 10:29 AM
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Definitely the technology to watch. Here's another one: Human Skin Used as Computer Input Device



...a new device debuted here at the SIGGRAPH interactive technology conference can instantly convert a patch of skin into a multitouch controller for a computer.



S&F&
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posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 10:30 AM
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I think they release these type of technologies just to slowly desensitize people until the inevitable and dreaded chip implant becomes widespread.. That way they will get less opposition..



posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 10:34 AM
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Originally posted by soficrow
reply to post by Maxmars
 


Definitely the technology to watch. Here's another one: Human Skin Used as Computer Input Device



...a new device debuted here at the SIGGRAPH interactive technology conference can instantly convert a patch of skin into a multitouch controller for a computer.



S&F&
btw
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Wow! This is developing into a sci-fi buff's dream... or nightmare;' depending on one's faith in humanity. Thanks...



posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 10:37 AM
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Originally posted by Misterlondon
I think they release these type of technologies just to slowly desensitize people until the inevitable and dreaded chip implant becomes widespread.. That way they will get less opposition..


I was thinking this sort of "is" the chip... or at least it could be. Imagine using this for voting privileges and commerce? Could be scary....

I pray we have the wisdom to make it impossible to abuse..... which is to say I hope the 'entitled' elite celebrity leaders don't engage the media to force it down our throats for their own self-serving agendas....

- conspiratorial thought for the day



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posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 10:50 AM
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Will this be accepted by the majority of the population?

I guess we could always ask the rioters...





posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 11:34 AM
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Depending on how it's packaged. Many will welcome the hot new products, and only consider the implications when it's too late...



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 11:34 PM
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There will come the day where with the aid of GPS and CCTv ,and implants like described in this thread, the Powers will be able to paralyze an individual who is about to or is or has comiited a crime, they then will be collected by the Police.
It is a steady movement to complete control over society that only Stalin could have dreamed of as he labourisly ebslaved millions?



posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 12:09 AM
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And so the assimilation between man and machine slowly ever so slowly creeps on.

The good and bad of the process will be many. And just as there is blood on the inside in the bio-tubes circulating necessities and energies throughout the whole body so to shall there be tubes of another kind covering the entire outside and inside, circulating other kinds of energies throughout the body and linking to other bodies and hosts.

Really a ghost in a shell, is kind of like a soul in a water/protein sack. So strange indeed the similarities between the two. And who knows one day mankind as we know it might become obsolete, like all things that have had there time in the sun, it all must end eventually one day.

But! since there is always a but, and a catch, well here it goes.

Project newman purpose is not domination, but destruction.
Sorry the nutters are wrong the actual ptb are not concerned with the domination of the planet or control of humanity "and its not like its hard to do that anyways" Who really wants to rule or dominate over a bunch of idiots always clamoring to be the the next idiot on the throne that is set on the backs of other idiots anyways.

And so, as we know when something superior is created it always leads to the extinction of the older models, and usually at the hands of the newer models.
Some call it evolution, I take it.

And so one day mankind might make mankind extinct. And womankind as well, cant forget about them now can we, the fairer sex must have a fair share of dilemmas as well.


I do not wonder, but what do the religious people think of this?
No doubt that they see some sign in it or something marking who knows what religious ends.
Sometimes life is like a movie, or the movie is like life, or both are possibilities of what will be, or both are just a blend of what could be. Who knows, who really cares.

Can any religulous person or any others chime in, and maybe even give us a grasp of what is so special of the human body and paradigm as we see it today, because I am starting to forget. But I am sure there is something, or was something.

Anyways the important thing is tattoos are cool.



posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 12:14 AM
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Another important step towards the inevitable possibility of an interface into the mind. A 2 way communication device a direct biological interface allowing access to our thoughts, dreams, emotions. An interface into our idea of self that can be expanded into the computing "cloud". Perhaps our idea of self could be moved beyond the fragile body.

Nice find S&F.



posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 12:19 AM
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lIke the collective sub concious?
This can be tapped into like cloud computing, in dreams ect.
Great post




posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 12:56 AM
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Come to think of it, it's really useful but it can cause irritation on the skin which leads to another problem. Well, just a thought.



posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 02:42 AM
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OK, I'm with Misterlondon on this one. It's most certainly a stepping-stone technology meant to get us to adhere (if you will, lol) to the notion of bio-electric interfaces of all kinds.

Mark of the beast:

First, we DO know this is temporary don't we?

Second, I think cell phones are far more likely to be equivocated with any "mark of the beast" we equate today. We take them wherever we go, and we do just about everything with them...including buying and selling, and sharing every little gory detail about our lives.

And THEY are leashes we "choose" to carry with us everywhere. Now THAT sounds like a mark to me.

Hmm...



posted on Aug, 15 2011 @ 01:51 PM
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And this week a new perspective was offered on the technology in question....

High tech Tattoos Monitor Brainwaves


If you are having trouble with your heart or struggling to communicate because of a debilitating disease, a new hi-tech tattoo could soon offer help. That's the claim of an international team of researchers that has created tattoo-like devices that can monitor heart beats, brain waves and muscle contractions.


It would appear that the author of this article wants to 'push' the application range of the technology just further enough to be able to call this a 'new' story....


University of Illinois researchers Dae-Hyeong Kim, Nanshu Lu and Rui Ma placed tattoos on their foreheads, chests, legs and throats to test the abilities of these sensors in reading brain waves, heart beats, muscle contractions from walking and activity in the throat when speaking. In the speech trial, the sensor could differentiate between the spoken words "up", "down", "left" and "right", allowing Ma to control a strategy computer game called Sokoban.

"One can imagine using this technology to make huge improvements in assistive technology for patients of spinal-cord injury or neurodegenerative disease, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis," says Cheung. She believes that these electronic tattoos could be worn comfortably for long periods of time, helping patients to "regain independence and quality of life".


So this thing we know can 'detect' and it can 'transmit' ...now it seems implied that it might be able to 'hear' and respond to stimulus as well..... indeed - this tech needs to be watched.



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